"I am passionate about attention to detail, intelligent thinking in design and design coordination."
CEO / President
Bsc Hons, Ceng, MCIBSE, MAPM,
Phil has gained his spurs the hard way. His experience and skills are founded in the many projects that he has worked on since first arriving in 1988. Starting with the bank of China building in Central, Hong Kong he then moved on to Taipei to work on the Far Eastern Plaza complex since when he has worked on a number of large and complex developments in South East Asia and the Middle East.
In 1996 he was instrumental in starting the Manila operation focusing initially on 2D CSD work and the provision of technical and management services for a wide range of Philippine and International clients. Starting in 2007, 3D/BIM technology was embraced as a natural part of driving forward a leading edge technology company.
Phil has also been instrumental in professionalising the provision of Testing and Commissioning services in the Philippines starting in 2002 when the gap in the market became apparent.
Working with the Forsspac team, Phil drives the creation of new offerings in integrated multidisciplinary design and technical facility management services, driving towards his goal of creating end-to-end solutions that deliver excellent ROI and balanced value to our customers.
Phil is committed to providing high quality, high integrity services.
"I strongly believe that customers want what they want and not just a few simple choices, our task is to find new and innovative ways to deliver our services that match this ideal."
VP Sales & Marketing
Robert comes to Forsspac with a wide range of solid business skills in finance, sales & marketing.
Having an engineering background Robert is well placed to further develop the services of Forsspac and build brand awareness/value.
Robert has gained his experience having worked in a variety of different industries including automotive, medical devices, general manufacturing, construction and corporate restructuring.
In his VP role at Forsspac his experience and skills compliment those of Phil Thoburn.
"Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your determination."
Elisa Sotelo Thoburn
Support Services Director
Elisa heads the Support Group that comprise the HR, Admin, Purchasing, Logistics, Quality Management System and IT departments.
Backed with many years of experience, Elisa has proven expertise in leading a vital part of the organization which is the Support Services.
She drives her department to be pro-active, consistent and efficient in providing the highest quality of services to Forsspac and its clients.
“Good leaders create a vision, articulate it well and passionately own that vision, then relentlessly drive it to completion.”
Rey De Ocampo
Architectural Services Manager
Rey has more than 20 years of experience in the field of planning and Architecture.
Experienced in preparation of schematic and detailed architectural and engineering design, landscape, Interior design, technical specifications and cost estimates.
Rey is also responsible for contract administration and project management.
"I believe in getting the job done and facing up to the technical challenges as they arise, it’s the only way to deliver customer satisfaction!"
Testing & Commissioning Manager
Ross has nearly 30 years experience in MEPF engineering and construction of which more that 9 years have been spent in running T&C projects.
Whilst working overseas in Dubai, Singapore and Saudi Arabia Ross continued to develop his very significant technical and site skills that our customers now benefit from.
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Rodel Cueto RME
MEP Design Manager
Rodel oversees all the functions and manages the MEPF design engineering team from a formidable position of knowledge and understanding. He brings his wealth of experience in design and construction management.
He has nearly 45 years experience, which is 11 years in the Philippines and 34 years overseas particularly in Hong Kong, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.
His hands-on design experience covers mix-use high rise buildings, super-malls, hospitals, schools, housing, research labs, and various types of infrastructure.
"Forsspac’s core values are embodiments of my own personal ethos, going to work every day in Forsspac is not about toiling but a blissful mission."
Ruel de Castro
BD Manager (MEP/MEPF)
Ruel has more than 30 years of experience focusing on design and project delivery.
Ruel has returned to Forsspac as an executive officer, Ruel was a Senior Engineering Manager with Forsspac in the early 2000’s. This makes him familiar with Forsspac’s people and processes.
Ruel brings proven expertise in building strong design teams and developing delivery and quality structures.
Formerly as the Design Office Manager of a publicly listed Australian infrastructure EPCM business, he successfully led the expansion and development of its Philippine design office.
He was the senior project manager of the ground segment of UAE’s first satellite programme where he directed the procurement, administered the design and its interfaces with the programme’s space segment.
He headed both the front and back end engineering of pioneering projects as project manager in a Japanese oil and energy EPC company.
"Brent believes that excellent communication is a key component to successful business relationships."
Business Development Manager (Australia & New Zealand)
Brent has nearly 30 years of experience as a Recruitment Consultant in the Engineering and Construction Industry recruiting high quality candidates from around Australia, New Zealand, the Asia Pacific Region, Middle East, and Europe, for Contractors, Consultants, EPCM and O & M clients.
Though his many industry contacts, he is introducing Forsspac to the Australian and New Zealand marketplace.
"To infinity and beyond!"
Group Executive Director
Keith has known the MEPF industry for almost 50 years starting out in the 1960’s, when it was simply M&E Engineering and/or Building Services. First draughting on the traditional 2D drawing board (Antiquarian and Double Elephant size amongst others, i.e. big) and then the first-generation CAD and 3D. He has been involved in probably every type of building project, from a 3 bed semi-detached house, through high rise offices, schools, hospitals, huge industrial estates, to full motorway lighting and signaling systems.
He specialised in MV/HV and also in contract trouble shooting, leading to full corporate trouble shooting roles.
He would be the first to admit that modern cutting-edge CAD and 3D systems, as employed throughout Forsspac for over 20 years, are both light years away from where he started in the industry. But, at the same time now an indispensable and somewhat almost unimaginable tool to the modern Engineers and Architects, putting Forsspac at the avant-garde world of MEPF design.
Keith is delighted to lead the Forsspac International Sales Team and take them through the current incredible innovative time and on to new horizons.